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after alot of searching for past people that i worked with was surprised to see this, I am Paul Cowley,i started work for Parkin & Bacon in 1961, worked under Pete Ward , also worked with Stuart Mitton, when I started Tom Cooperwas in litho and Paulette was his assistant, the girls who worked in letterpress were Diane and Margaret, Horrace was in charge of compositors,Joyce Butcher was in charge upstairs with Beryl, Joan,not forgetting Lottie and Ted.

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I know this is along time since first posted,16 years since  T mentioned me Paul Cowley but is T either John or Barry,would really like to know.

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When I saw the title of this topic I thought you were talking about food.

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12 hours ago, Kidorry said:

When I saw the title of this topic I thought you were talking about food.

Me too.     Two of my favourites

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Hi just found this site i worked at parkin and bacon from 1959 to 1962, i was then known as Betty Downs. I worked in the binding department and remember some of the names that have been mentioned, Marrie? was the forewoman, and the girls names were June Doddesley  Ivy Rooker her two sister worked in letter press one was called Alice, i remember Tom Farmsworth as his feeder, Jack was on the guillotine and he looked after the paper warehouse on the top floor, and Noel was the book binder. Diane worked in letter press with Carol sorry don't remember there surnames but they both came to my wedding, Also i can recall Miss Willoughby and Vanda who worked in the offices. Also Horace and Pete Ward who worked in letter press and also mr smith who came every afternoon, Also joyce took over from Marrie? when she left to have her baby 

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Anne Downs a friend owns the building where P & B were and all the old wooden machines are still upstairs.

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